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Old 03-28-2014, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This picture illustrates one difference between pens plus on the left and other common friction polishes.

The little one in the middle is mylands and the right is hut crystal coat.
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Dan, Can you explain difference, I have never used pen plus finish. May be interested in trying it.Where to buy it? Thanks
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Dan, Can you explain difference, I have never used pen plus finish. May be interested in trying it.Where to buy it? Thanks
One different that I was trying to illustrate is that pens plus doesn't separate. Look closely at the other two.
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You can buy Pens Plus from the inventor - Mike Meredith at Doctor's Woodshop Pens Plus or from Peachtree Woodworking Supplies Ron Brown's Best Walnut Oil Finishes (Ron Brown licenses it from Mike).
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I got mine from peachtree.
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Could you save a few bucks buying here?

Natural wood finish 16 oz. oil
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Could you save a few bucks buying here? Natural wood finish 16 oz. oil
That's just walnut oil I believe I have a bottle of mahoneys - and use it often for certain projects

It's nowhere near the same thing though

Pens plus is walnut oil, shellac and wax, which is common for friction polishes What is different is that doctors has found a way to get the wax to say in solution.

It hasn't been long enough prob for any long term results but it does seem based on experiences that pens plus has much better durability than the rest - mylands etc
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Have you tried Shellawax? Finishes well with a high polish and is pretty tough after it has cured for a few days. I use it for lower end pens (CA for higher end pens) and various small decorative
items, bottle stoppers, etc. An emulsion of carnauba wax and shellac in alcohol and mineral spirits, as I understand.
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Have you tried Shellawax? Finishes well with a high polish and is pretty tough after it has cured for a few days. I use it for lower end pens (CA for higher end pens) and various small decorative items, bottle stoppers, etc. An emulsion of carnauba wax and shellac in alcohol and mineral spirits, as I understand.
Do you use the liquid or the cream? I like it petter than some of the others but font comment on durability for heavy use items.
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But why use it? It is not a quality pen finish by any stretch of the imagination. It does work on un-touched items...HF's, decorative platters, maybe a candle stick or two, but pens?? The stuff has been proven a bad finish over and over again.
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